Sunday, October 27, 2013

fall adventure

Ebert and I are back from our fall adventure in Michigan. Our little cottage was nestled in the woods. It was a little more rustic on the inside then we had expected, and not in a modern and hip way, but it served its purpose of offering us a place to getaway from the routine of our every day. What we liked most was that even though there were houses nearby it was always quiet and at night there were no street lights which made the dark that much darker.


We enjoyed the beautiful fall foliage...



and said hello to the local residents on the short walk from the cottage to the lake.


It was picturesque both at sunset and during the day but we were always the only ones walking along the water, which was a little eerie, but probably because it was so windy and cold.




Sometimes the lake looked like the sea rather than a lake as it did when we went hiked through the Saugatuck Dunes.






We'd walk around the little towns of Saugatuck and Holland, then hang out at a coffee shop drinking espresso or tea, reading and writing...


but mostly staying warm when it snowed.


We went cider tasting...


and apple picking. We also stopped at the orchard's pie shop and got apple pie and apple cider donuts. Of course, we had to try all of the local favorites!!



And we ate at this restaurant twice. The food was delicious, the cocktails superb, but the best part was...


the amazing bread they served with house made butter and salt and pepper. Luckily for us they sold their bread by the loaves so we were able to enjoy it on the nights we stayed home and cooked. We bought two loaves of bread in 5 days, that's how much we loved it!


It was a fun getaway but it was really nice to come back on Friday and have the rest of the weekend to relax in the comforts of our own home. Now it's time to get busy and kick some creative butt. I can't believe there's only two months left of this year. Plenty of time for creating my happy!


3 comments:

Andrea said...

Wow that looks like such a beautiful trip! And that bread looks delicious!!!!!!!

Rosa said...

It was so pretty! It made up for the dullness of our cottage. And that bread...well, I'll be dreaming of that bread for days.

Maurissa Mattson said...

Your pictures are amazing! We miss out on all the fall colors here in Phx.